How Do You Get a Fishing Pole in Pokemon Black?

For those who are looking to get a fishing pole in Pokemon Black, the task may seem daunting. However, it is quite possible to obtain one of these tools for your journey.

The first step towards getting a fishing rod is to visit the fishing guru who can be found in Castelia City. You will find him at the docks on the west side of town. He will give you a standard fishing rod as well as some helpful tips on how to use it.

Once you have a fishing rod, you can start catching Pokemon that are found in water-based areas such as rivers and lakes.

To do this, simply stand on the edge of the water and press “A” when prompted to cast your line. After doing this, you will notice a Silhouette appear in the water which indicates that there is a Pokemon nearby.

After casting your line, wait for the fish symbol (a ripple appearing in the water) and press “A” again when prompted to attempt catching it. Depending on how well you time your button press, you may successfully catch the Pokemon or not.

Fishing rods can also be upgraded with special features such as longer casts and increased chance of success when attempting to catch a Pokemon. These upgrades can be purchased from stores located in various cities throughout Unova region.


Getting a fishing pole in Pokemon Black is quite easy and all that is needed is to visit Castelia City and purchase an upgrade if desired. With some patience and practice, any trainer can become an expert fisherman!

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Michael Allen